How To: Qualify To Receive Financial Assistance For A Water Bill

How To: Qualify To Receive Financial Assistance For A Water Bill

When Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sánchez saw her constituent’s water bills, she knew she needed to act. Despite a new assistance plan in place, there were still people who owed thousands of dollars in late and overdue payments. “This is crazy,” Quiñones-Sánchez said. “This is a government owned utility. How did people get into this debt?” […]

 

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

Social Issues: Councilwoman María Quiñones-Sánchez Talks Income Inequality

María Quiñones-Sánchez took office 10 years ago representing District 7 in Philadelphia City Council. Long considered a party outsider, it is not uncommon to find her battling politically with Latino leaders in her own neighborhood, as well as other council members. Her sprawling council district is comprised of a wide area, covering all or parts […]

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Center City: A Look at The State of Our Infrastructure

Center City: A Look at The State of Our Infrastructure

For generations, Philadelphia has been a city of residents and commuters, creating a diverse city with a bustling downtown district and thriving satellite commercial centers connected by the original grid of surface streets and the newer web of interstates and expressways. Trains snake through hidden cuts in the city as buses trudge up and down […]

 

Point Breeze: Residents Question New Additions Planned for Wharton Square

Point Breeze: Residents Question New Additions Planned for Wharton Square

Point Breeze residents want to make sure that only the right changes are made to Wharton Square. The Philadelphia Water Department wants to make Wharton Square more eco-friendly as a part of the Green City, Clean Waters program. Plans to build rain gardens have been introduced for the park, located at 2300 Wharton St. But […]

 

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Port Richmond: The “Not” Forgotten One

Philadelphia has a reputation of honoring fallen war veterans from an array of different wars. Some of the more notable memorials consist of the, Doughboys World War One Memorial at 2nd and Spring Garden streets, the Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on Front Street between Spruce and Delancey streets and the African American War Memorial […]

 

Kensington: A Greener Schoolyard for Hackett Elementary

Kensington: A Greener Schoolyard for Hackett Elementary

Within the next few years, the schoolyard at Horatio B. Hackett Elementary School will no longer be known as a sea of asphalt, but rather as an educational landmark filled with greens and opportunities the entire community can enjoy. The efforts stem from the combined work to revitalize the schoolyard from the School District of […]

 By Ben Griffiths

West Philadelphia: Stormwater Plan Provides Opportunites

West Philadelphia: Stormwater Plan Provides Opportunites

[vimeo 53075691] The Philadelphia Water Department’s Green City Clean Waters program is simply good business. There are multiple reasons that this statement rings true, starting with the positive impact that increased green infrastructure will have on waterways. It’s good business for the city because decreased sewer overflow means less maintenance required and it is good for […]